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Western Forest Products is guided by a skilled board with deep experience and knowledge from a range of sectors complementary to our industry. With a focus on upholding the highest standards of corporate governance, Western’s Board of Directors is committed to fulfilling its duty of strategic stewardship and accountability to foster our long-term success.
Michael Waites has served as the Independent Chair since February 2019, and joined the board in November 2014. A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, he was previously a member of the boards of Repsol Oil & Gas Canada and HudBay Minerals. Mr. Waites was President and CEO – and, earlier, Executive Vice President and CFO – of Finning International for five years, retiring in 2013. He has also held senior positions with Canadian Pacific Railway and Chevron Canada Resources. Mr. Waites has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Calgary, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College (California), a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary, and has completed the Executive Program at the University of Michigan Business School.
Laura Cillis joined the Board in March 2019. A resident of Calgary, she also serves on the boards of Crescent Point Energy and Shawcor. She was previously a member of the board of Solium Capital until it was sold in 2019 and Enbridge Income Fund Holding until its privatization in 2018. She has also held the roles of Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Calfrac Well Services Ltd., Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Energy Services L.P., and various positions at Precision Drilling Corporation and Schlumberger Canada. Ms. Cillis is a CPA, CA and holds the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
Randy Krotowski joined the Board in March 2021. A resident of Florence, Massachusetts, Mr. Krotowski is an independent consultant, specializing in digital strategy development and transformation execution and customer and market development. Mr. Krotowski previously served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Caterpillar, retiring in 2014, and Chief Information Officer for Chevron’s Global Exploration and Production business. He has held various senior management positions in Chevron Corporation and has served as an advisor to several Silicon Valley technology companies. Mr. Krotowski has extensive experience in operations management and supply chain optimization. He currently sits on the board of Paragus IT. Mr. Krotowski holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Golden Gate University.
Fiona Macfarlane joined the Board in March 2022. A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Ms. Macfarlane was previously the Managing Partner, British Columbia and Canada’s Chief Inclusiveness Officer at EY (Ernst & Young). She also led the EY Canada Tax practice and served as COO of the Americas’ Tax practice. Ms. Macfarlane currently sits on the board of HSBC Bank Canada, Borden Mining Ltd. and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation. She previously acted as a director of the Aboriginal Business Investment Council and the International Women’s Forum, Canada; was the Chair of the Employee Relations Committee of the Executive and Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia; was on the Executive and Board of Governors of the BC Business Council; and a member of the BC Ministry of Finance’s Expert Panel on Business Taxation. She was named one of Women of Influence’s Canadian Diversity Champions and was inducted into the WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. She holds the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors and is on the executive of the British Columbia Chapter. For her contributions to the CPA profession, she was awarded an honorary CPA, CA. Ms. Macfarlane holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Town and a Masters of Laws from Cambridge University.
Daniel Nocente joined the Board in May 2014. A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Mr. Nocente sits on the Vancouver Coastal Health Board, where he is Chairman of its audit committee. Previously, he was Chairman of the Nature Trust of B.C., Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking with National Bank Financial, Vice Chairman and B.C. Geography Head with RBC Dominion Securities, Director and Audit Committee Chair with Canada Line Rapid Transit, Chair of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Vice Chair and Director of Providence Healthcare, Director and Head of the Governance Committee of the Arts Club Theatre Company, and a member of the YMCA Cabinet.
Cheri Phyfer joined the Board in March 2019. A resident of Ohio, Ms. Phyfer is President of the Global Plumbing Group for Fortune Brands Home Security in the United States. She has also served as President, U.S. Business, Moen; President, Consumer Brands Division of Sherwin Williams Company; and President and General Manager of the Diversified Brands Division of Sherwin Williams Company. Ms. Phyfer currently sits on the board of W.C. Bradley Company. Ms. Phyfer holds a MBA and a Bachelor of Science from Clemson University.
John Williamson joined the Board in March 2021. A resident of San Juan Island, Washington State, Mr. Williamson was previously the President and CEO and a Board member of Atkore International Group Inc., retiring in 2018. He has also held the role of President of the Water and Wastewater and the Residential and Commercial Water divisions of ITT Corporation. Mr. Williamson also held various executive positions with Danaher Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the California State University Fullerton and holds a certificate of Strategic Marketing Management from Harvard.
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